5* ALAMO BOWL ATS MASSACRE
Washington vs. Baylor,
12/29/2011 21:00 EDT,
Score: 56 - 67
Point Spread: +10/-108 Washington
Their is a lot of hype surrounding Baylor after their impressive 5 game winning streak to finish the season and starting quarterback Robert Griffin III winning the Heisman. That hype has the Bears extremely overvalued in their bowl game against Washington.
There is no question Baylor is going to put points on the board, but in order to cover a huge spread like this you have to be able to stop the opposing team from putting up big numbers. The Baylor defense is one of the worst in the country. They finished 96th against the run (198.7 ypg) and 110th against the pass (278.8 ypg).
Washington's quarterback Keith Price and running back Chris Polk both put up some big time numbers this season. Price threw for 2,625 yards with 26 touchdowns to 11 interceptions and Polk rushed for 1,341 yards and 11 scores. I expect both of these players to have a huge game tonight, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Washington won this game outright.
Washington is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in December, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 bowl games as an underdog. BET THE HUSKIES +10!